It was an emotional moment as Serena Williams locked up her fifth victory at Wimbledon.
This time last year, Serena had to put down her racket following a life-threatening medical emergency: a pulmonary embolism. The tennis champ underwent surgery to clear up blood clots found in her lungs.
Over the weekend, she came back to the court in a major way as she won her fifth trophy for women’s singles at Wimbledon over Polish tennis pro Agnieszka Radwanska. She collapsed in near disbelief at the victory, which she would never have expected last summer.
"I didn’t think I would play tennis again at one point. I just wanted to make it out of the hospital, and I wasn’t even thinking about tennis," Serena told reporters. "I was just thinking about my family, and thinking about just making it out of that moment. That’s when you realize you have perspectives about life.”
Serena also clinched a win with her big sister Venus during women’s doubles. "’I felt I played a match with her earlier so I felt like it was my second match too," Venus said after posing for victory pics. "It was a great day for all of us. If anyone knows what that [winning the singles and doubles here on the same day] feels like, it’s me. It’s an amazing feeling."
Check out shots of the Williams women from Wimbledon below!
Photos: Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon trophy